New Courts Marisule Complex Officially Unveiled
Unicomer (Saint Lucia) Limited, under its retail brand Courts, hosted the official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Marisule store and administrative offices on Tuesday 6th December, 2016. The new Courts Marisule store boasts a 20,000 square foot showroom filled with the very latest in home appliances, electronics and a wide range of stylish furniture as well as Courts Optical in one of the largest retail spaces in the OECS.
In attendance during this ceremonial ribbon cutting were the Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of the Unicomer Group, Mr. Guillermo Siman, and Vice President and Director of Unicomer Group, Mr. Rodolfo Siman. Local dignitaries present included Saint Lucia’s Head of State, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy, Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet, and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Bradley Felix who delivered the feature address. Also there were Unicomer senior management officials, employees and representatives from various local and regional firms who contributed towards the execution of this project.
In his welcome remarks Mr. Errol Le Blanc, Managing Director for Unicomer OECS, informed the gathering of the back story which ultimately resulted in this new structure: “The original compound was completely destroyed by fire in 2010 and a temporary store was quickly established at this location so as not to disrupt the service to our customers. Two years ago we started work on this compound to rebuild the store and today, Courts Marisule stands bigger and better than ever before.”
Vice President and Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean and United States, Mr. Mario Guerrero, in his address highlighted the commitment of the Unicomer Group to the development of Saint Lucia. He proudly stated, “The opening of this new building is but the latest manifestation of our Group’s commitment to the country and the people of Saint Lucia. In the ten years since Unicomer bought the Caribbean operations of Courts plc in administration, our Group has reiterated, through tangible actions, a corporate commitment to participate positively in the development of the country and to remain an integral part of the lives of Saint Lucians everywhere.”
Unicomer constantly offers a wide range of products with competitively priced credit programmes tailored to the needs of consumers, and has invested millions of dollars in infrastructure projects, such as the modern distribution centre and the Marisule complex, in a quest to deliver ever improving exceptional customer experience.
“We have also increased headcount and invested significantly in staff development programmes, and supported numerous NGOs contributing to different health programmes across the island to reach those who are most vulnerable and in need of a helping hand. We are particularly proud of our sponsorship of the Courts OECS Schools Reading Competition, a programme established in 2009 to promote literacy throughout the OECS,” said Mr. Guerrero.
Following the official ribbon cutting the dignitaries and invited guests enjoyed a private viewing and cocktail reception.
The new Courts Marisule complex - Saint Lucia’s new flagship store - stands tall as a further indication of the company’s commitment to Bringing Value Home.
Left to right: Mr. Errol Le Blanc, Managing Director Unicomer OECS; Mr. Mario Guerrero, Vice President & Managing Director for Unicomer Caribbean & United States; Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet; His Excellency Raymundo Rodriguez Diaz, Ambassador to The Republic of El Salvador.